Thomas Gainsborough - Seascape

Literature

John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 499


Provenance

Possibly by descent to Margaret Gainsborough
probably Augustine Greenland
sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 25-28 January 1804, 4th day, nr. 43, bought by Charles Birch
probably with William Dermer, who sold it in 1805 to Sir John Leicester, Bt., later 1st baron de Tabley (1762-1827)
sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 7 July 1827, nr. 27
bought by Smith for Sir George Richard Philips, 1st Bt. (born 1789), Weston House, Shipston-on-Stour
bequeathed to his eldest daughter, who married Adam, 2nd earl of Camperdown, Gleneagles, Perthshire
by descent to Robert, 3rd earl of Camperdown (1841-1918), Gleneagles
sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 21 February 1919, nr. 134
with M. Knoedler & Co., London
sold 1920 to Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
gift by 1937 to his daughter, Ailsa Mellon Bruce (1901-1969), New York
bequest 1970 to NGA

External links

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Accession number 1970.17.121

Other works by Thomas Gainsborough


Thomas Gainsborough Portrait of a Lady, Possibly Miss Lloyd
Portrait of a Lady, Possibly Miss Lloyd
c. 1750

Thomas Gainsborough The Linley Sisters
The Linley Sisters
1772

Thomas Gainsborough Peasant Girl Gathering Faggots in a Wood
Peasant Girl Gathering Faggots in a Wood
1783

Thomas Gainsborough Master John Heathcote
Master John Heathcote
c. 1770/74

Thomas Gainsborough
Seascape
1781
102.2 x 127.9 cm
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection